Having a sweet tooth for ice cream while avoiding milk products can be frustrating, but with vegan ice cream options on your radar, there’s no reason to sweat it! When you’re hungry for yummy, dairy-free ice cream taste-alikes, we’ve got the scoop on your options and where to find them!
The dessert scene is a wide one for vegan baked goods these days, but finding something closer to ice cream without hitting up a grocery store is a bit trickier. The vegan world of New York has recently lost tasty havens like Lula’s Sweet Apothecary and Stogo, but there’s still hope and delicious desserts out there for sans-animal advocates! When you’re in need of a frozen, creamy treat, here are some options to help you keep your cool:
V-Note is an all-around vegan delight and has a dessert menu that’ll knock your socks off, including delicious, creamy “milk” shakes based in 100% vegan ice cream and sorbet that you can order in tantalizing flavors such as Butterfinger and Creamsicle, and Calypso.
In addition to a line of fruity sorbets to make your mouth water, the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory also offers a creamy yet dairy-free red bean flavor and green tea ice cream-like desserts that offer something beyond the basic Neapolitan spread.
The brownie sundae at Sacred Chow Vegan Bistro will blow your mind. The brownie is gluten-free if you have any sensitivities to wheat, and it’s topped off with vanilla soy ice cream. Plus, with hot fudge and sprinkles, who even needs a cherry on top?
Chloe’s prides itself on using a short list of recognizable ingredients to create delicious, vegan soft serve in a wide variety of flavors. They not only offer a rainbow of sweet and tangy fruit flavors such as mango and cranberry, but richer, ice-creamier flavors like chocolate and even pumpkin. Plus…pretzel ice cream cones!
Vegan ice creams are made with a variety of base types such as such as nut, soy, coconut, and even hemp, so go out there and enjoy all the variations NYC has to offer!